The annual CQ WORLD WIDE contest is the busiest radio contest. Taking part this year GM7OAW, GM0WRR, GM0EZP took the the Club GM4AGG to #1 in Scotland in the Multi-Single section.
In the Autumn of 2005 Ernie GM0EZP took on the onerous task of producing a Newsletter for the Club – THE WAG. Unfortunately like many previous efforts (bar the successful GM MAG) the endeavour was short lived with only three editions being produced. CLICK The Header to Read More.
To celebrate the GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY of Queen Elizabeth II (First in Scotland) accession to the throne in 1952, The Radio Communications Agency (RA) gave special dispensation for all UK Radio Amateurs & Club Stations (who wished) to temporarily change the prefix of their callsigns with G/MQ (UK Queen). WoSARS duly obliged and ran the Club station with GQ4AGG from their Cochno Shack in June 2002. And of course this call was well sought after by prefix collectors.
For many years the Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club, as a precursor to Xmas festivities, ran the ‘Bright Sparks’ Quiznight. An invite was sent out to all Central Scotland amateur clubs, and WoSARS duly sent a team to represent the Club with varying degrees of success. CLICK the Top Tab for more.
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Over the years Scotland has seen the rapid growth in On-shore and Off-shore windfarms. HAGSHAW, located to just west of the village of Douglas, in South Lanarkshire, was one of the first of these major ‘farms’. WoSARS Club Members were given the opportunity to visit the facility in November 2001. CLICK to view.
By the end of 1968 the amateur population was now exceeding 13,000. This was helped with the introduction of class ‘B’ amateurs ( G8’s – a couple of years earlier) and the opening up of 144MHz (2 Metre) to them. As reported in February 1969’s Wireless World……………………
RCS Member, Tommy Hughes – GM3EDZ was a Council Member of the Scottish Radio & Retail Association. In December of 1962 he was asked by the Council to give a demonstration of the hobby to the Association’s Members. The demonstration was written up in the its trade magazine:
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With RCS breaking away from the RSGB it was felt that a new publication should be launched to reflect the amateur radio scene from a ‘Scottish’ perspective?
Since its inception in 1961, Club’s MONTHLY NEWSLETTER had gone from strength-to-strength, with a good supply of articles from members and others.
With a bit of ‘tweaking’ the Newsletter was put on a more structured footing with defined areas of interest and news.
Accordingly it was launched as the GM Magazine – becoming affectionately referred to in GM circles as the ‘GM MAG’!